Matt Harvey continued to struggle and Rockies starter Jon Gray earned the first victory of his career as the Mets fell 5-2 to the Rockies on Friday. Harvey managed six strikeouts and walked none in his 5.2 innings of work but surrendered 11 hits and five earned runs.
Colorado was aided by a defensive blunder on the part of Michael Conforto in the fourth. The left fielder charged on a Gerardo Parra liner that Conforto soon realized he couldn't receive on the fly. He failed to adjust and block the short hop and the baseball skipped to the wall, allowing Nolan Arenado to score from first for the Rockies' first run and putting Parra on third with a triple. Mark Reynolds singled him in a batter later to tie the game 2-2. Gray collected his first career hit and scored his first run an inning later, when he singled and was doubled in by Trevor Story to give Colorado the lead. The Rockies tacked on two more in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Tony Wolters and a Charlie Blackmon double.
Gray struck out eight and walked one, surrendering six hits and two earned runs to notch his first win in 14 big league starts dating back to last year. After Neil Walker walked and Asdrubal Cabrera was hit by a pitch with two outs in the top of the second, Kevin Plawecki doubled them in with a drive to center, accounting for the entirety of the Mets' offense.
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